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Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba

President Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

Gov. Inslee: Make big polluters pay for state transportation projects

Gov. Jay Inslee proposes a 12-year, $12 billion transportation plan, saying fees on the state's biggest polluters will help fund improvements. The proposal includes $1.4 billion to extend a new six-lane Highway 520 to Interstate 5. Above, work continues on the east side of the new 520 bridge, which is expected to be done in spring 2016; the existing bridge will be removed.

Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times

Gov. Jay Inslee proposes a 12-year, $12 billion transportation plan, saying fees on the state's biggest polluters will help fund improvements. The proposal includes $1.4 billion to extend a new six-lane Highway 520 to Interstate 5. Above, work continues on the east side of the new 520 bridge, which is expected to be done in spring 2016; the existing bridge will be removed.

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Living the magic of Santa

Dan Kemmis's appearances as Santa run the gamut - malls, hotels, scout troops, motorcycles shows. After eight years, he describes his experience as Santa as an honor. Video by Bettina Hansen and Lauren Frohne

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Bake cookies for a cause

Get 23 scrumptious recipes in our "Quintessential Cookies" e-book. One dollar of your $3.95 purchase goes to Fund For The Needy.

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